The public memorial for Steve Buttry will take place on 4:00pm, Saturday, April 8th at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. This will be a celebration of Steve’s life and we welcome everyone who wishes to attend. We are working to set up a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites hotel adjacent to the venue, which should be available to book starting on Monday, February 27. In lieu of flowers, please contribute any memorials to the Steve Buttry Scholarship Fund at the Manship School of Mass Communications at LSU.
We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received since Steve’s passing. We will continue to moderate and post comments (though nowhere near as rapidly as Steve would) for the next couple of weeks.
Below are the links to several touching and publicly posted tributes about Steve. These are by no means comprehensive, and of course, don’t include all of the touching personal messages and comments we’ve received in the past few days.
- One of the tributes that Steve would have loved is that his obituary led to the largest single day of traffic this site ever received (over 14,000 page views on Monday, and over 17,000 overall for his obituary so far). He also trended nationally on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
- Benjamin Mullin of Poynter collected a series of remembrances from some of Steve’s closest colleagues.
- Dan Finney, Mandy Jenkins and Kathleen Bartzen Culver wrote about Steve’s impact on their careers.
- LSU student media also covered Steve’s life and time with the university with a video segment and letter from the editor.
- Steve was also memorialized by several newspapers he either worked at, or from local communities where he was active, including the Des Moines Register, Omaha World-Herald, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Baton Rouge Advocate, and the Daily Reveille.
Again, thank you so much for all of the love and support.
Mimi, Tom, Mike and Joe